Thursday, May 9, 2013
The series in Metrics (Mets vs. White Sox)
By Mark Simon
Rather than dwell on Wednesday's defeat, let's focus our notes from the Mets-White Sox mini-series on Tuesday's win.
You can read all about Matt Harvey’s dominance here.
Here's a look at the game from a team perspective:
This marked the first time in Mets history that they had a walk-off win and allowed one hit or fewer in the same game.
It was the second extra-inning one-hitter in Mets history. The other was thrown by Terry Leach against the Phillies on October 1, 1982.
Mets pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts. There have been three Mets one-hitters with more -- ones by Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver in 1970 (both versus the Phillies) and a combo effort by John Maine, Willie Collazo and Carlos Muniz against the Marlins on the next to last day in 2007. Each had 15 whiffs.
Regular reader Puneet Nanda offers up this: There have been 40 instances of a team pitching a one-hitter or no-hitter in interleague play. Five have been by the Mets. No other team has more than three.
Lastly, the Elias Sports Bureau checks in with this: The Mets are the third team in the modern era (since 1900) to allow only one baserunner via walk/hit or hit by pitch in an extra-inning game.
The others are the 1908 Giants (an extra-inning no-hitter by Hooks Wiltse) and 1995 Expos (a game in which Pedro Martinez was perfect for the first nine innings against the Padres before allowing a hit in the 10th).